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Vintage Views: Nebraska to Nevada
by George Clark
Old postcard scenes of the Lincoln Highway.
2001 California Chapter Auto Tour
by Norman Root
Read Norm's report of the tour, jointly undertaken with the Model A Ford Club of America.
Historic Ship Hotel Burns
by Chris Wechtenhiser, Bedford Gazette
The S.S. Grand View Hotel in Juniata Township, Pennsylvania is destroyed by fire.
January 2002 Chapter News
by Mary Salazar
From the Editor
by Wes Hammond
by Wes Hammond
To Donner Pass from the Pacific
Perched atop the highest point of the Lincoln Highway was the Summit Tavern, elevation 8835 feet. The caption of an old linen postcard tells us that the Tavern was "Erected in honor of General Grenville Dodge, the pass finder. On the Continental Divide (Sherman Hill) 19 miles west of Cheyenne and 11 miles from Laramie. New building erected in 1930." This personal photograph (purchased at an eBay auction and probably the product of a Kodak Brownie) depicts a well-dressed couple in early to mid-1930s attire. They are standing in front of the new building, inasmuch as a comparison of this building facade and the old facade bears no resemblance. By this time, U.S. highway authorities have proclaimed this route to be US 30, however, the proprietor of the Tavern has erected a sign which prominently displays the words, "HIGHEST POINT - LINCOLN HIGHWAY - ELEV. 8835." From the postcard collection of George Clark. [Click to enlarge]